Tonight (Wednesday, March 9th 2011) at 6PM
Photographing Warhol: Forum with John Bonath, Valere Harris Shane, and Mark Sink + Turn-About is Fair Play: Documenting Andy Warhol, an opening presentation by moderator Elliot King. The event is free and open to the public.
The Myhren Gallery reminds us: “This evening’s event is both a photographic investigation and a post-Warhol reunion. It opens with a presentation by art historian Elliot King, who writes that “As a photographer, Andy Warhol was keenly aware of the camera’s power to disseminate a desired image. He was also apt at breaking down others’ constructed ‘images’, through his documentary films, photographs, and, most especially, his ‘screen tests’ – silent film ‘portraits’ executed between 1964 and 1966. In the uncomfortable space of staring blankly into the camera for several minutes, Warhol’s subjects frequently dropped their pretensions, and yet Warhol himself remained ever in character, both in front of and behind the camera. Through examples of the screen tests and photographs included in the exhibition, Elliott King provides an historical background for the unique experiences and reminiscences of three Colorado photographers – John Bonath, Valere Harris Shane, and Mark Sink — whose documentary photographs turned the camera’s unflinching eye on the most elusive of Warhol’s subjects: the artist himself.”
Warhol in Colorado (the exhibition) continues at the Myhren Gallery on the University of Denver campus through March 13th.
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210